Another “psychic” exposed

Another “psychic” exposed

Another “psychic” exposed

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Jan. 30 2008 2:00 PM

Another “psychic” exposed

I don't think any psychics are real. There is no evidence whatsoever that they exist, and it's very clear -- if you actually look for the evidence -- that all the most famous psychics are frauds, deliberately or otherwise.

So it's very nice to see an Australian TV show go the extra mile (in this case, thousands of miles) to not only expose one such fraud, but to make sure she doesn't get away with scamming people in the UK either.

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This was a great debunking of Loretta Williams, a fraud who has been stealing millions of dollars from people for several years -- by selling them candles for $2000! I'd love to actually see a US show do an expose like this.

My only complaint: they contact an Australian psychic (President of the Australian Psychics Association) who talks about how people should not have to pay extra for a reading from real psychics.

HAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahaha. Psychics are funny. So cluelessly ironic.

Tip o' the wizard's hat to my dear friend Richard Saunders for this.